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1901 Yale Bulldogs football
National champion (Davis)
ConferenceIndependent
1901 record11–1–1
Head coachGeorge S. Stillman (1st season)
Home stadiumYale Field
Seasons
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1902 →
1901 college football independents records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Harvard         12 0 0
Yale         11 1 1
California         9 0 1
Stetson         1 0 0
Cornell         11 1 0
Dartmouth         10 1 0
Massachusetts         9 1 0
Princeton         9 1 1
Notre Dame         8 1 1
Kentucky U.         7 1 1
Army         5 1 2
Connecticut         8 2 0
Virginia         8 2 0
Texas         8 2 1
Arizona         4 1 0
Washington Agricultural         4 1 0
Nebraska         7 2 0
Western U. of Penn         7 2 1
Lafayette         9 3 0
Utah         3 1 0
Penn         10 5 0
Gallaudet         4 2 2
William & Mary         2 1 1
Columbia         8 5 0
Baylor         5 3 0
Penn State         5 3 0
Ohio State         5 3 1
VMI         4 3 0
Washington         4 3 0
Navy         6 4 1
Stanford         3 2 2
Oklahoma         3 2 0
Drake         4 4 0
Detroit         3 3 0
Kansas State         3 4 1
Michigan Agricultural         3 4 1
Oregon         3 4 1
Carlisle         5 7 1
Montana         2 3 0
Oklahoma A&M         2 3 0
Villanova         2 3 0
Arkansas         3 5 0
Kansas         3 5 2
Furman         1 2 1
Texas A&M         1 4 0
Missouri         1 6 1
Maryland         1 7 0
Boston College         1 8 0
Florida Agricultural         0 1 0
Kendall         0 1 0
USC         0 1 0
Rhode Island         0 2 0
Rutgers         0 7 0

The 1901 Yale Bulldogs football team was an American football team that represented Yale University as an independent during the 1901 college football season. In its first season under head coach George S. Stillman, the team compiled an 11–1–1 record and outscored opponents by a total of 251 to 37.[1]

The team was retroactively named as the national champion by one selector, Parke H. Davis. Michigan compiled an 11–0 record, outscored its opponents 550–0, and was selected as the national champion by three selectors.[2]

Center Henry Holt was selected by Walter Camp as the first team center on the 1901 All-America team.[3] Other notable players on the 1901 Yale team included halfback George B. Chadwick, quarterback John de Saulles, end Joseph R. Swan, tackle James Hogan, and guard Herman Olcott.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 28Trinity (CT)W 23–0[4]
October 2Amherst
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 6–0[5]
October 5Tufts
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 29–5[6]
October 9Wesleyan
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 24–0[7]
October 12at NavyW 24–0[8]
October 16[[{{{school}}}|Bowdoin]]
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 45–0[9]
October 19Penn State
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 22–0[10]
October 22Bates
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 21–012,000[11]
October 26Columbia
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 10–5[12]
November 2at ArmyT 5–5[13]
November 9Orange Athletic Club
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 35–0[14]
November 16Princeton
W 12–0> 19,000[15]
November 23at HarvardL 0–22[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1901 Yale Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/yale/1901-schedule.html. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  2. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2015/FBS.pdf. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  3. "All-America Team of 1901". Spalding's Football Guide: 47. 1902. https://books.google.com/books?id=Xws7AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA47#v=onepage&q&f=false. Retrieved March 8, 2015. open access
  4. "Yale, 23; Trinity, 0: Yale's Giant Rush Line Does Great Work". New York Daily Tribune: p. 11. September 29, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29462237/yale_23_trinity_0_yales_giant_rush/.
  5. "Football: Yale Has A Hard Struggle To Win From Amherst". New York Daily Tribune: p. 9. October 3, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29462309/football_yale_has_a_hard_struggle_to/.
  6. "Yale, 29; Tufts, 5: Substitute's Fumble Allows Visitors To Score". New York Daily Tribune: p. 11. October 6, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29462205/yale_29_tufts_5_substitutes_fumble/.
  7. "Yale, 24; Wesleyan, 0". New York Daily Tribune: p. 10. October 10, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29462260/yale_24_wesleyan_0/.
  8. "Yale, 24; Annapolis, 0". The New York Times: p. 11. October 13, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29462186/yale_24_annapolis_0/.
  9. "Yale, 45; Bowdoin, 0". New York Daily Tribune: p. 9. October 17, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29462280/yale_45_bowdoin_0/.
  10. "Yale, 22; Penn State, 0: Hardest Game of the Season For Old Eli Thus Far". New York Daily Tribune: p. 10. October 20, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29462157/yale_22_penn_state_0_hardest_game/.
  11. "In The Football World: Yale's Old Star Players Beat the 'Varsity Scrub Team; Walter Camp Kicked Off". The New York Times: p. 10. October 23, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29462120/in_the_football_world_yales_old_star/.
  12. "Columbia Surprises Yale Football Team". The New York Times: p. 1. October 27, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29361174/columbia_surprises_yale_football_team/.
  13. "Cadets Tie Yale: Most of the West Pointers' Gains Were Made by Kicking". New York Daily Tribune: p. 10. November 3, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29457932/cadets_tie_yale/.
  14. "Yale 35; Orange Athletic Club 0". New York Daily Tribune: p. 4. November 10, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29457797/yale_35_orange_athletic_club_0/.
  15. "Yale and Cornell Winners: Princeton Unable To Score Against Old Eli; Rout of the Tigers". New York Tribune: pp. 1-2. November 17, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29451938/yale_and_cornell_winners_princeton/.
  16. Dudley S. Dean (November 24, 1901). "Harvard 22, Yale 0: Crimson Give the Blue Saddest Surprise in History". The Boston Sunday Globe: pp. 1-2. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29425034/harvard_22_yale_0_crimson_give_the/.
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